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1848128207
Book:The doom of the haunted opera; John Bellairs; by Brad Strickland:2019:[New edition] Book The doom of the haunted opera; John Bellairs; by Brad Strickland
The doom of the haunted opera; John Bellairs; by Brad Strickland
Author: Bellairs, John
Author: Strickland, Brad
Author: Collins, Nathan
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Edition: [New edition]
Class Number: JF
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Piccadilly Press, 2019
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781848128200
Notes:
Previous edition: New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1995
When Lewis and Rose Rita explore an abandoned theatre, they discover an unpublished opera score entitled 'The Day of Doom'. Ignoring a strange omen, they show it to their music teacher, who heralds 'The Day of Doom' a masterpiece. Little do they know that the eerie Henry Vanderhelm, the composer's grandson, arrives with a plan to awaken the dead and enslave the world! Soon, all the adults are enamoured - and enspelled - by Henry Vanderhelm. A mysterious fog descends upon New Zebedee and everyone is trapped inside it. It is up to Lewis and Rose Rita to stop the dead coming back to life.
Series: The house with a clock in its walls, 6
Extent: 231 pages, illustrations (black and white), 20 cm, pbk
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1848127715
Book:The house with a clock in its walls:2018 Book
Author: Bellairs, John
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Film tie-in Originally published: New York: The Dial Press, 1973 When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan, comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbour, Mrs Zimmermann, are both witches! Lewis couldn't be happier. What's not to like about seeing his uncle practise spells and eating Mrs Zimmermann's delicious cookies? At first, watching magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Selenna Izard. It seems that evil Selenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls - a clock that could obliterate humankind. As the clock can be heard ticking away in the house all the time, sometimes louder, sometimes quieter, sometimes faster, sometimes slower, it is up to the Barnavelts to find where it is hidden in the walls - and stop it. A true race against time.
178 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1848127944
Book:The letter, the witch and the ring:2019:[New edition] ; cover & inside illustrations by Nathan Collins Book
Author: Bellairs, John
Author: Collins, Nathan
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Edition: [New edition] ; cover & inside illustrations by Nathan Collins
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Previous edition: New York: The Dial Press, 1976 Rose Rita wishes she could go to camp like her best friend, Lewis. She's sure that boys get to have all the fun, but instead she must stay at home and get ready to attend Junior High, where she will have to do 'girly' activities - something she hates! That is until Mrs Zimmermann offers her an adventure of her own - a trip to cousin Oley's farm. Mrs Zimmermann's cousin Oley has left her his farm, as well as a ring that he thinks is magic. But when Mrs Zimmermann and Rose Rita arrive at the deserted farm, the ring has mysteriously vanished. Strange things start to happen around them - Mrs Zimmermann becomes ill, Rose Rita keeps on seeing scary images and Mrs Zimmermann goes missing. What power does this magical ring have? Will the person who took the ring use it to do evil? And will Rose Rita be able to rescue Mrs Zimmermann from whatever evil force that has taken her?
248 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1848128169
Book:The ghost in the mirror:2019:[New edition] Book
Author: Bellairs, John
Author: Strickland, Brad
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Edition: [New edition]
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Previous edition: United States: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1993 Mrs Zimmermann is at a loss - she still hasn't regained her powers from her last encounter with dark magic and Uncle Jonathan and Lewis have left for the summer to travel around Europe, leaving her and Rose Rita bored and lonely at home. That is until Mrs Zimmermann keeps on seeing visions and shadows of her old magic teacher, Granny Wetherbee, who is trying to contact her from beyond the grave. Mrs Zimmermann and Rose Rita set off to Pennsylvania to solve the mystery and in doing so travel back in time to Granny Wetherbee, who tells them that they must save a good wizard, Grandpa Drexel, who is destined to die for a wrongdoing he didn't commit. As they both try to change the past, evil lurks in the background - Mrs Zimmermann is struck by amnesia and they must face a local wizard with a grudge and an old score to settle. Will Mrs Zimmermann regain her memory and her powers?
246 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1848128185
Book:The vengeance of the witch finder:2019:[New edition] Book
Author: Bellairs, John
Author: Strickland, Brad
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Edition: [New edition]
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Previous edition: United States: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1993 Lewis and Uncle Jonathan have travelled to England to visit family at the Barnavelt Manor, much to Lewis's delight - he hasn't visited family outside of America before! Lewis becomes friends with the housekeeper's son, Bertie, and as the two boys explore the manor's garden maze, Lewis accidentally unleashes demonic forces that summon the ghost of an evil wizard adamant on destroying his entire family. Can Lewis fight the maniacal wizard, or will all the Barnavelts perish?
235 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1848127928
Book:The figure in the shadows:2019:[New edition] ; cover and inside illustrations by Nathan Collins Book
Author: Bellairs, John
Author: Collins, Nathan
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Edition: [New edition] ; cover and inside illustrations by Nathan Collins
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Previous edition: New York: The Dial Press, 1975 Settled into his new life, Lewis seems content living with his magical Uncle Jonathan and neighbour Mrs Zimmermann. He even has a new best friend, Rose Rita, who loves to play sport, build Roman ship models and play with magic - all the things Lewis loves to do too! After discovering Grandpa Barnavelt's 1859 lucky coin, Lewis is certain that it is magical, so he puts it to the test - he recites one of Mrs Zimmermann's spells to awaken its magic. Only Lewis hasn't awakened a good sort of magic. As he wears the coin around his neck, sinister things start to happen. Strange letters addressed to Lewis arrive at midnight, a dark shadowy figure begins to follow him in town and something seems to be inside his body controlling his actions. As the figure in the shadows appears more and more, Lewis is possessed by its power, unable to free himself.
154 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1848128223
Book:The spectre from the magician's museum:2020:[New edition] ; cover & inside illustrations by Nathan Collins Book
Author: Strickland, Brad
Author: Bellairs, John
Author: Collins, Nathan
Year: 2020
Language: English
Type: Book
Edition: [New edition] ; cover & inside illustrations by Nathan Collins
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Previous edition: published as John Bellairs's Lewis Barnavelt in The specter from the magician's museum. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers. 1998 Lewis and Rose Rita have to participate in a talent show whether they like it or not. When they come up with the idea of doing a fake magic show, they decide to borrow some books on stage magic from a friend who works at a museum. After Rose Rita cuts her finger on an enchanted Egyptian scroll, she awakens the corpse of the scroll's previous owner, Belle Frisson, who captures Rose Rita and wants to use her to live forever. Lewis must work together with his Uncle Jonathan and Mrs Zimmermann to rescue Rose Rita from the tomb in which she's imprisoned.
228 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1848128746
Book:The tower at the end of the world:2020 Book
Author: Strickland, Brad
Author: Collins, Nathan
Author: Bellairs, John, Tower at the end of the world
Year: 2020
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: When Lewis, his uncle Jonathan, and their friends Rose Rita and Mrs Zimmermann take a trip to a small town near Lake Superior, they expect a pleasant holiday. Instead, they find themselves facing the ghastly Ishmael Izard, son of the fiendish creator of the Doomsday clock that was once hidden in the walls of Uncle Jonathan's house. Ishmael is a cruel and heartless sorcerer, and he is determined to wreak vengeance upon the entire world. Will Lewis and his friends be strong enough to defeat him, or will their fate be decided by their most formidable foe yet?
229 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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184812872X
Book:The beast under the wizard's bridge:2020:[New edition] Book
Author: Strickland, Brad
Author: Bellairs, John
Author: Collins, Nathan
Year: 2020
Language: English
Type: Book
Edition: [New edition]
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Previous edition: United States: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2000 When Lewis and his best friend Rose Rita set out to explore old Wilder Creek Bridge and the deserted farm nearby, they discover shocking secrets: the destruction of the bridge threatens to release a horrifying monster, the legacy of a long-dead evil magician. Even Lewis's Uncle Jonathan and the magical Mrs Zimmermann may not be able to vanquish this ferocious creature!
232 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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